FROM THE MAT: Malaika Butoyi

Hi! I’m Malaika of Malaika Vida Yoga. I have been a yoga teacher and meditation coach in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. Here’s me doing Titibhasana - Dragonfly pose - on my friend Hunter’s shoulders. Sharing my yoga with a friend, aka Acro Yoga, has been an unexpected blessing of recent years. A…

FROM THE MAT: Jasmine McKenzie

Photo: Tatjana Smith "I've got all sorts of fav poses (as I'm sure most peeps do) but I'm choosing Devaduuta Panna Asana / Fallen Angel. It's a peaceful inversion, where we get to play with balance and breath. Showing up to my mat is like coming home. It is where my mind settles and my spirit soars." *Jasmine McKenzie…

FROM THE MAT: Jennifer Oliver O’Connell

"My favorite go-to these days is called Gate Pose, or Parighasana in the Sanskrit. Between age (I’m 54), menopause, and a more sedentary life, I feel the need to stretch, as well as strengthen, and Gate Pose is a wonderful way to do both." Now, because Jennifer is a bonafied anatomical BOSS, of course there…

IMAGINE… a healthy Cream Sauce

Once I posted a picture of pasta with a cream sauce with the hashtag #healthy, and I got an interesting response. A woman (who turned out to be a 'healthy chef') declared that cream sauces can't be healthy. I asked her why, but she never responded. It turns out, she's not alone in her thinking.…